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Reflecting on a year of creative writing at the Storymakers Club

As the year draws to a close, it always feels fitting to reflect on the year gone by. The Storymakers Creative Writing Club has grown from humble beginnings in 2017, to a fully established club, with a wonderful community. The last twelve months have been amazing. In April, my Young Writers ... READ the POST

How to improve your writing – Writing courses for both children and adults

I have been helping people improve their writing for a long time. Using words is a powerful way to communicate, and businesses understand that. We may live in a digital world, but we can’t ignore the need to reach out to customers, to stand out from the competition when we rarely meet and do ... READ the POST

After-school creative writing groups – Pen Pal Club at Storymakers

Did you ever have a pen pal? Did you regularly write letters to friends? Recently, I shared a picture on Instagram of a box of old letters I’d kept, dating back to my early teens. I remarked on how this box of letters is my teenage life, catalogued. It is my email thread of old. Yet, it’s ... READ the POST

Does creating a more positive learning environment impact on children’s attitudes towards reading and writing?

In a recent survey, the National Literacy Trust looked at the relationship between attitudes towards reading and writing and mental wellbeing amongst children. The results suggest children who have a more positive experience with regards to reading and writing are more likely to feel better ... READ the POST

Why does my child find writing so difficult?

If you have a child who finds writing difficult and doesn’t enjoy it, have you considered whether it is the physical act of writing that is holding them back, rather than a disinterest in doing it? The physical requirements for writing are extensive and may surprise you: steady shoulders, ... READ the POST

Book Blogger Reviews of Time School: We Will Remember Them

This month, Time School went on a blog tour. With a mix of interviews and reviews, thirteen book bloggers shared their thoughts and helped promote my new book during launch month. The response was amazing. Here are just a few quotes: "This would be a lovely read for fans of ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
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2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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